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    Min space requirement?

    Hi-
    I'm new to Ubuntu. What is the minimum space I need to have in order to install Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro (version 10.6.8)? I've provided my space details and hardware specs below. Thanks!

    Quick Background details:
    I want to do a dual boot (i.e., Mac OS 10.6.8).

    Current space:

    Capacity : 249.72 GB
    Available : 114.32 GB
    Used : 135.4 GB


    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,5
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.53 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP55.00AC.B03

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    Re: Min space requirement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Digitalscribbler View Post
    Hi-
    I'm new to Ubuntu. What is the minimum space I need to have in order to install Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro (version 10.6.8)? I've provided my space details and hardware specs below. Thanks!

    Quick Background details:
    I want to do a dual boot (i.e., Mac OS 10.6.8).

    Current space:

    Capacity : 249.72 GB
    Available : 114.32 GB
    Used : 135.4 GB


    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,5
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.53 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP55.00AC.B03
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    Re: Min space requirement?

    Thanks, but it looks like that link is for version 7 and I want to install Ubuntu 11.4. How much should I partition? From this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...emRequirements it looks like it should be about 5GB, but this seems to be more Windows users, so I'm not sure if that makes a difference in terms of partitioning space. Is 5GB a good amount of partition? Thanks.

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    Re: Min space requirement?

    Sorry - I just found the answer here
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ma...elInstallation
    Dual-Boot: Mac OSX and Ubuntu
    -->"First create a SWAP area of about 1GB." Thanks!

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